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Mr. Basil Rigney

Basil Rigney of Snellville passed away August 2, 2014, at the age of 79. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State College and his Master's in Music Education from the University of Georgia. Mr. Rigney owned and operated Great Republic Insurance Agency in the early 80's. In the summer of 1985, he served as the music instructor and director of Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band at Governor's Honors Program, in Valdosta. He served as band director for many schools across the state, with the majority being in Newton County. Among his many accomplishments, Mr ...

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Henry E. Smith

Mr. Henry E. Smith, age 69, of Newton County passed away July 26, 2014. Mr. Smith was born January 10, 1945 in Newton County, Georgia to Ms. Mary McElhaney Glover and Mr. Earnest Smith. His wife Mrs. Jackie Ross Smith preceded him in death.

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Freddie “Jim” Wise

Mr. Freddie "Jim" Wise, age 72, of Springhill passed away July 23, 2014. He was born in Newton County, Georgia to Unas and Alice Wise. Raised in the Springhill Community, "Jim" joined the Springhill United Methodist Church at an early age and lived a happy life among his 12 siblings: Wilfred (Jack), Lillie, Juanita, MC, Roy, Eunice, Ina, James (Bo), Walter, Addie, Henry and Dorothy, along with his childhood friends. He attended school in Newton County and then later was employed at Georgia Highway Express Trucking Company, where he worked for more than thirty years. Later, he was employed by ...

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson

Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson, age 91, passed away July 26, 2014. He was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie (Sweetie)Wyatt Johnson. He joined and served in the United States Army from 1940 until 1942. In March 1958, he wed Jewel White and together they raised one son, Mr. Kenneth Charles Johnson. After serving many years and retiring from McLean Freight Lines, "Thomas" started his own business: Johnson Movers. He was a charitable and active figure in the Springhill Community. He was willing to help anyone out in their time or need. He provided many young men in the ...

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Lavancy Benton Henderson

Mrs. Lavancy Benton Henderson, age 87, of Covington passed away July 25, 2014. She was born in Newton County, Georgia to the late Seals Benton and Ella Claude Benton.

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Henry E. Smith

In Loving Memory

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson

Homeoging Services

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Lavancy B. Henderson

A Celebration of Life

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Freddie Wise

A Celebration of Life

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Larry Bazemore

Mr. Larry Bazemore, age 70, of Conyers passed away July 30, 2014. He was born in Vidalia, Georgia to Leroy and Madeline Bacon Bazemore. Mr. Bazemore grew up in Darien, Georgia where he enjoyed deer and duck hunting. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gun collecting, buying farm equipment even though he never owned a farm; he enjoyed yard sales and auctions with his best friend Dan W. Taylor and loved the construction and development fields. Mr. Bazemore was primarily a banker in his early career and as president of Long State Bank in Ludawici, Georgia he was instrumental ...

August 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Russell Fields

Russell Fields, age 77, of Covington, passed away August 1, 2014. Mr. Fields was employed by Dart Containers, formerly known as Sweetheart Plastics, for 28 years. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church. He enjoyed collecting coins and reading. Mr. Fields was a family man, as his family always came first. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Fields was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Martin Fields; and parents, William David and Sara (Ellis) Fields.

August 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Larry Bazemore

Mr. Larry Bazemore, age 70, of Conyers passed away July 30, 2014. He was born in Vidalia, Georgia to Leroy and Madeline Bacon Bazemore. Mr. Bazemore grew up in Darien, Georgia where he enjoyed deer and duck hunting. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gun collecting, buying farm equipment even though he never owned a farm; he enjoyed yard sales and auctions with his best friend Dan W. Taylor and loved the construction and development fields. Mr. Bazemore was primarily a banker in his early career and as President of Long State Bank in Ludawici, Georgia he was instrumental ...

August 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Courtney Manning

Dr. Courtney Manning, age 45, of Covington, passed away June 30, 2014. He was born March 30, 1969 in May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica to Victor Manning (deceased) and Aneita Cameron. At the age of five, he moved with his family to St. Catherine where they lived at his grandmother's house. While living there, he attended basic school in Reynolds and primary school at Point Hill. At the age of 10, he passed the Common Entrance exam to attend high school, and at the age of 18, he entered the Jamaican Constabulary Force. During this age, he also attended the ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Abraham Thomas “Abe” Hopkins

Abe Hopkins, age 6, of Covington passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born February 14, 2008 in Covington to Mike and Kelli Kirkley Hopkins. Abe was a remarkable young man whose smile and laughter were contagious. Born on Valentine's Day he was full of love, affectionately described as a "mommie's boy" he loved watching Hallmark movies and being with his loving mother, father, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Abe shined for Jesus every day and touched more people than could ever be known. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents J.T. and ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Josie Faye (Embry) McLaney

Josie Faye (Embry) McLaney, affectionately known as "Jo," passed away July 28, 2014, at the age of 81. She was born in Rockmart, Georgia, to the late Noel and Rena (Davis) Embry. Jo was a graduate of Cedartown High School, in Cedartown, Georgia. In 1951, she married Milton (Coach Mac) McLaney, and together they moved to Monticello, where he started his coaching career and she found her interest in floral arrangements. They moved to Newton County in 1956, where she became active and served as president of the Covington Garden Club. Jo worked part-time for several years for Abre Sherwood ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Gloria Bell DeLong

Gloria Bell DeLong of Rabun Gap, GA, died March 16, 2010, at Riverside Health Care in Covington. She was born on May 26, 1945, in Mineral Wells, TX, to the late Clarence Lee and Mary Hudson Carnes. Mrs. DeLong enjoyed cooking, and was very creative in scrapbooking and writing. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Tiger, GA, and was a writer/editor for Accelerated Christian Education for 17 years.

March 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frances M. Boulis

March 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William D. Rainey

March 16, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Susan Lynn Moseley

MOSELEY

March 15, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


K. Glenn Lawson

March 12, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Charles E. Parr

PARR Charles E. Parr of Covington, GA died Tuesday March 9, 2010. The body was donated to the Emory School of Medicine. He was born on April 11, 1914 in Conyers, GA to Noel Guy and Faye Maddox Parr. Mr. Parr was a farmer, Chairman of Newton County Tax Assessors. Member of the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge, Lifetime Member of VFW Post 5290 and a Member of the Covington Elks Lodge. Charles with other members of the Rocky Plains Community founded the Rocky Plains Volunteer Fire Department in 1965. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family ...

March 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Dale Hampton, Sr.

Mr. William Dale Hampton, Sr., 91 of Covington died March 8, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Hampton was born in Unecka, NC in 1918 to the late James Pearl and Bertha Faust Hampton. Mr. Hampton retired from Randall Brothers Lumber Company after 30 years as a Building Materials Salesman. He attended Young Harris College and was an avid fisherman and Georgia Bulldogs Fan. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was predeceased by his brothers Ralph and Earl Hampton and sisters Ella Joy, Violet Brinson and Lois Hagen. Surviving are his wife of 70 years Mary ...

March 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


James O. Ashworth, Jr.

March 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Anthony Michael Barrow

March 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Montine Walton

WALTON Mrs. Montine Walton of Social Circle, GA died Thursday March 4, 2010 at Walton Regional Medical Center. She was born on November 24, 1924 in Monroe, GA to the late Jessie and Etta Davis Kirk. Mrs. Walton was of the Methodist faith a former member of Newborn United Methodist Church. Mrs. Walton is survived by; Daughter and Son-in-law Barbara and Paul Schlageter, Social Circle Grandchildren; Jennifer Foskey, Tonja Tart, Stacey Schlageter and Jamie Schlageter Great Grandchildren; Landon Ward, Colin Ward and Blair Power. Nieces, nephews, other family and close friends. She is preceded in death by Husband Charlie W ...

March 05, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ruby M. Frazier

Mrs. Ruby M. Frazier died Feb. 23. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh (Rosie Lee Moss) Avery Sr., she was born in Morgan County in 1935, one of 13 children. Eight siblings preceded her in death. Mrs. Frazier was educated in Mansfield-Newborn public schools and joined Springfield Baptist Church, Newborn, early in life and became an active and faithful member. She loved attending church services and being on the Mother's Board. She was preceded in death by her husband George Frazier Jr. and one daughter Lessie. Mrs. Frazier was a loving and outspoken person who loved ...

March 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Opal Odette Fowler

March 03, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ruby L. Sullivan

March 03, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joseph M. Holahan Jr.

Joseph M. Holahan Jr.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edith A. Baugh

Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home2157 East StreetCovington, Georgia 30014 Please run in next edition. BAUGH Mrs. Edith A. Baugh, 83 of Oxford died March 2, 2010 at Riverside Healthcare Center. Mrs. Baugh was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Axel & Anna Christensen Hansen and has lived in the Oxford area for over 50 years. She was a loving mother, stepmother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She loved gardening, sewing, crocheting, knitting and craft making. Mrs. Baugh was predeceased by her husband James W. Baugh in 1994. She is survived by her daughter and son in law Karen ...

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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